Computer Forensics

DisputeSoft has a valuable background in computer forensics

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With regard to matters related to computer forensics, DisputeSoft responds only to inquiries from litigation attorneys. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to inquiries from individuals.

In today’s increasingly digitized world, computer forensics plays an important role in both civil and criminal trials. Computer forensics experts have found critical evidence on seized computers in cases ranging from corporate fraud to organized crime activities to terrorism, leading to numerous successful criminal indictments and convictions.

Forensic Imaging of Computers and Systems

Forensic imaging of hard drives and other digital storage devices plays a key role in the preservation of evidence. Forensic analysis of a computer or system can yield a wealth of valuable evidence, including business records, emails, names and addresses, and deleted files, together with create dates, last modified dates, and other telltale metadata.

DisputeSoft: Certified Computer Forensics Experts

At DisputeSoft, our computer forensics experts have the training, skills and experience to provide the forensics assistance you require. Our practice leader in this area is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), a key certification from industry leader Guidance Software. Reports using EnCase software have been accepted by many courts in criminal and civil matters.  Our experts also have extensive experience with other industry-standard forensic tools, including FTK and Paraben.

Preservation and Analysis of Evidence

DisputeSoft computer forensics experts are trained to preserve data by forensically imaging digital devices without altering any of the data on those devices. Our experts are also trained to retrieve deleted files, recover erased online browsing history, and preserve key evidence in criminal cases as well as in a wide variety of civil matters such as those alleging fraudulent misrepresentation, falsification of records, collusion for the purpose of price-fixing, and concealment of product defects. Our computer forensics skills can also be instrumental in proving allegations of “spoliation” – that a party has deleted emails and other data from their computer systems despite a duty to preserve such information.

Our Services

Our experts acquire forensic evidence through the digital imaging of hard drives, laptops, desktops, file servers and email servers, as well as from independent media, such as CDs, DVDs, flash drives, backup tapes, and mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. We adhere to industry standards and best practices by utilizing strict chain-of-custody protocols for handling evidence and creating working copies of media while preserving all evidentiary copies in secure storage.

DisputeSoft’s certified computer forensics experts recover deleted materials, including erased files and email messages, establish the authorship and revision history of stored documents, and reconstruct databases or other business records produced by opposing parties in raw computer formats.  Furthermore, our experts evaluate the forensic analysis of opposing experts, including the soundness of their procedures and the accuracy of their findings, which helps level the field for the criminal defense bar. Such testimony and analysis is invaluable in proving or disproving factual allegations in civil and criminal cases.

If you are a litigator in need of a computer forensics expert, we invite you to consider DisputeSoft.

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